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January 18, 2020

The LOCAL LOVE Interview with Chad Smith

Want to know where the LOCALS LOVE to hang out? We asked Chad Smith, San Diego native, realtor and surfer, for his recommendations.
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September 3, 2019

Sip Here: The Best Restaurants for Sunset Cocktails

After a full day of activities, or an equally intense day of lounging around, you deserve a drink! Keep reading for a few of our favorite restaurants overlooking the city, bay, and the Pacific.
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September 10, 2019

Five Fun Things To Do In Point Loma

Full of history and natural beauty, there’s plenty to do in Point Loma. From epic views to tasty brews, read on for a few of our favorite stops in this neighborhood.
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October 29, 2019

Saturday Must-Do: Little Italy Farmers’ Market

San Diego’s many farmers’ markets offer top notch produce, that’s for sure. But you’ll also find fresh seafood, flowers, prepared food, clothing, jewelry, holistic health products - and the list goes on! The Little Italy Mercato Market is by far…
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September 17, 2019

What Your Coffee Order Says About You + Where To Get It In San Diego

Are you a pour over guy or a cappuccino gal? Read on to find out where to get the best hot and cold brews in SD! 
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December 16, 2019

The Best Kept Secrets Near Hotel Circle

What Mission Valley lacks in scenic views, it makes up for in great hotel prices. If you’re short on time or don’t want to stray far from that comfy hotel bed, don’t fret: there’s plenty to do in this area.…
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July 2, 2021

South Park Neighborhood Guide

Need a change of pace? The charming neighborhood of South Park encourages slowing down, but trust us - it’s anything but sleepy. It’s just minutes from Downtown and one of the most kid and dog-friendly areas in San Diego! 
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June 19, 2020

24 Hours in Little Italy

Little Italy is the perfect example of blending old and new, thanks to its mix of swanky hot-spot establishments and charming, nostalgic character.
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May 13, 2020

Want a Luxurious Wellness Getaway? Stay Here.

San Diego has a lot to offer as far as self-care is concerned. Take your pick of outdoor activities with breathtaking scenery, colorful farmers markets and healthy restaurants with superfood-centric menus. If you’re looking for a restorative retreat where you…
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November 14, 2019

Cirtirine Spa: You Need to Know About this Holistic Health Hideaway

While rocking posh sunglasses and applying sunscreen should be top priorities during your time in SoCal, we tend to forget about the ultimate skincare remedy: a facial.
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March 3, 2010

Protected: The LOCAL LOVE Interview with Camila Badaro

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December 6, 2019

The LOCAL LOVE Interview with Paige Alexander

"We love to take family and friends to The Lafayette Pool (if weather permits), False Idol, Balboa Park (international houses on Sundays), Mister A's really anywhere with that San Diego Wow Factor."
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November 21, 2019

The Best Hotel Bars in San Diego

After a long day of work or travel, sometimes you just can’t be bothered to leave your hotel. If you’re in the mood for an aperitif of sorts, but don’t want to stray far, you’ve come to the right place.…
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November 5, 2019

Four Winter Events We’re Psyched For

It may not feel like winter, but that won’t stop us from doing all sorts of festive things! Even if you haven’t decked out your home in holiday garb yet, it may be wise to plan ahead and add a…
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May 4, 2020

How to Bring San Diego to Your Living Room

When you can’t travel to San Diego, what’s the next best thing? A SoCal-inspired staycation! Here are our favorite ways to experience the greatest parts of SD, no matter where you happen to be.
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September 16, 2019

A Weekend at LEGOLAND: Hotels, Restaurants & More

Millions of families visit LEGOLAND® parks every year. We’re so lucky to have our own in North County San Diego! Located in charming Carlsbad, there’s plenty to see and do around town after a full day of play at the…

THE BEST PLACES TO EAT & DRINK

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August 24, 2019

KINDRED

Whimsical, eccentric space for contemporary vegan fare & drinks complemented by death-metal tunes.
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August 25, 2019

Ocean Beach Brewery

Expansive brewpub for house-brewed beer in a soaring, three-story space with a large rooftop patio.
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August 19, 2019

Meze Greek Fusion

Luxe bar/restaurant offering Greek-inspired small plates & entrees, plus cocktails.
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September 12, 2019

Bang Bang

Buzzing club featuring a tunneled entrance, 3 spaces, bottle service & Asian fusion bites.
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August 24, 2019

Cafe Gratitude San Diego

A branch of the LA chain offering creative plant-based fare, juices, beer & wine in hip, clean digs.
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August 19, 2019

Slater’s 50/50

Local chain serving bacon-beef burgers, craft beers & cocktails in a contemporary space with TVs.
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September 11, 2019

Little Frenchie

Relaxed Parisian-style café with a nod to Provençal classics and French neighborhood cafés. 
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September 11, 2019

Kensington Cafe

Easygoing American restaurant with a dog-friendly patio serving classic American eats.

THE BEST PLACES TO STAY

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August 17, 2019

DoubleTree by Hilton Carmel Valley / Del Mar

In Sorrento Valley on business? This is a great option offering the comfort and conveniences of home. Take advantage of the resort-style pool, indoor/outdoor bar, and of course those signature Doubletree cookies.
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September 17, 2019

The Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa

A dynamic luxury hotel, located a short drive from attractions like The Crossings at Carlsbad, Poinsettia Park and Legoland California.
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August 24, 2019

InterContinental San Diego

Located on the San Diego waterfront, this urban boutique hotel features guest rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows with striking San Diego Bay views.
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August 19, 2019

Holiday Inn Express Mission Hills

Tucked away between Old Town and Mission Hills, this is a good option for budget conscious travelers. Walking distance to local favorites Dos Brasas taco shop, Home & Away sports bar, and adorable California Bean coffee stand.
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August 28, 2019

The Guild Hotel

San Diego meets the Mediterranean Coast in this ultra chic yet understated hotel. Serving as the YMCA building from the twenties to mid-seventies, it was reconceptualized as a modern, design-forward luxury hotel and opened in 2019. Dine in the gorgeous…
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August 17, 2019

Fairmont Grand Del Mar

An opulent, palatial resort stretching 400 acres five miles from the coast. Spacious elegant rooms make for relaxing retreats after a day lounging by the pool, hiking nearby canyons, or exploring all that Del Mar has to offer.
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August 9, 2019

Courtyard San Diego Airport/Liberty Station

Just minutes from the SeaWorld and San Diego Zoo, this hotel offers a pool with waterfront views. It also features a waterside deli, restaurant, bar and an outdoor-poolside fire pit.
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August 17, 2019

Hampton Inn Del Mar / Carmel Valley

In town for an overnight? Not far from UCSD and Torrey Pines State Reserve, this Hampton Inn is all about location. Enjoy quick access to the 5 freeway and get to North County, downtown or the beach in a snap.